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Pro Tip of the Week: Tiger’s Right Load and Coil

Since we have Tiger week going on right now this Pro Tip features Tiger Woods. This is a great example of how to right load and coil.   The “Pro Tip of the Week” series is short videos of things Tour players do that can benefit your game and lower your score. Pro Tip of the Week videos are free for a limited time period. Please consider becoming a Premium Member today, click here to become one now.   Join the forum discussion on this post

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Swing Analysis: Tiger Woods Through the Years Part 1 of 2 (1994-2002)

This week is a “Tiger Week” of sorts and all the videos will focus on Tiger Woods. For the last video this week on Friday I’ll answer a question I’ve been asked a number of times; “What I Would Do with Tiger’s Swing”. We’re starting the week off with part one of a two part series were I analyze Tiger’s swing from 1994 – 2014. The first video of the two covers Tiger’s swing from his college days through the end of 2002, pretty much what could be referred to as his “Harmon Years”.   Get 50 Free videos now! Click here to register for a Basic membership.   Join the forum discussion on this post

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Lesson of the Week: Yoshinori Shirakawa

Yoshi traveled all the way from Japan for some in-person work with me. Amazingly enough I’ve had a few local students say it’s too far for them to drive to my new location which is only a few minutes away from where I was teaching. If you haven’t watched it take a look at his online lesson that was posted Wednesday. As you’ll see in this video some people have a bit more of a struggle than others when making swing changes. Yoshi was up to the challenge and by working hard he made some nice progress during our time together.   Join the forum discussion on this post

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Online Students: Yoshinori Shirakawa

Yoshi is an avid golfer from Japan who came upon the website and decided to send me his swing for analysis. It is certainly an interesting one, as his anxiousness to make sure the beginning of his swing is correct by watching it go back has caused him to develop a rather bizarre takeaway. Yoshi plans on coming to the states to see me in a few weeks and I have no doubt that we will spend as much time as it takes to correct this and to turn it into a normal looking backswing. In most cases people who work themselves into such odd movements do so without being aware of what is happening, but in some cases they […]

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Improvement: David Trungale

Hey Wayne, I just wanted to let you know that your last online lesson helped me a lot. I am hitting the ball better: Of course I still have a lot of work to do… I’m considering coming out to Maryland this winter (if you give indoor lessons during that time?) I look forward to our next lesson and thanks once again. – David Trungale Premium Members: Check out David’s first two lessons to see the nice improvements David has made: Online Students: David Trungale Online Students: David Trungale Part 2 Everybody please do send in your improvements I want to see them.

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Getting to the Next Level

Some years back I played in the Michelob Championship at the Kingsmill Resort, the PGA Tour stop in Williamsburg, Virginia, where I shot 68-74, even par, and missed the cut by one stroke. My intent as I thought about the subject for this article was to recount my second round in detail, and I will get to that in a bit. But as I thought about the lessons learned from my experience I saw a larger theme that runs through all of my day to day dealings with the game as well as those of the people who take lessons from me, the idea that we all want to reach the next level of ability, to graduate to a game […]

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Swing Analysis: Charl Schwartzel’s Driver

I got some great shots of Charl at the Barclay’s this year when he, Luke Donald, and Sergio joined Kevin Streelman (I work with Kevin) for a practice round. It’s rare to be out on the course with a camera and tripod but as I like to take shots of Kevin that I can use the V1 to analyze I happened to be prepared to get some nice footage. The down the line view was from the par 5 3rd hole (I think) and the face on was on the drivable 5th. The one on the 3rd was one of the most amazing drives I’ve ever seen. Kevin crushed his out there 305 (perfectly flat fairway, no wind) and Charl’s […]

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Pro Tip of the Week: Hip Rotation in the Forward Swing

This week I discus hip rotation in the forward swing and use Byron Nelson, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh to demonstrate.   The “Pro Tip of the Week” series is short videos of things Tour players do that can benefit your game and lower your score. Pro Tip of the Week videos are free for a limited time period. Please consider becoming a Premium Member today, click here to become one now.   Join the forum discussion on this post

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Playing for Money: David Holmes Part 2

This video pretty much speaks for itself. When you compare David’s swings from the initial online lesson to these it is easy to see the tremendous change in technique. Every now and then I meet someone with the ability to change quickly, and David is certainly one of these lucky folks. He was so happy to hear that what he was working on (and wasn’t working) was antithetical to my own views on how the swing should work that he took to my suggestions immediately and not only made the changes but starting hitting the ball way better right away. Even more impressive is the fact that he took this swing to First Stage Web.Com Q-School and made it through […]

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Online Students: Sven Engler

Hi Wayne,   I’m really excited to get your opinion and analysis of my swing. I’m 52 years old and have played golf since I was 10. I grew up in the US (Connecticut, and then college in Washington DC), and subsequently moved to Sweden, where I’ve been living since the mid-eighties.   I have always taken the game very seriously; I played some college golf at the George Washington University*, and even gave the pro level a shot one season on the national tour of Sweden. But now I’m a reinstated amateur and enjoy the game as a hobby.   I’ve always been a shortish but steady and straight hitter. Unfortunately, my search for improvement and experimentation has resulted […]

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